Want Fries With That?

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  1. Ruby Begonia

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    :eek: @Ruby Begonia ! I'm trying to stick to a very strict diet day here and now all I can think about is McD's fries! o_O Oh my, it's been so long since I've had McD's fries!

    Well now... let me think of something else. I had a turkey sausage low-cal roll-up and a piece of fruit for breakfast... homemade detox soup for lunch. Supper is going to be some of our leftover Kheema and brown rice. There... diet thoughts in my head now.

    But those fries sure did look good. :p
     
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    Mari, I had to google Kheema. Sounds like something I would like. Thanks
     
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    I wasn't sure about it, but it was very good... and it smelled sooooo wonderful with the mix of spices. It was cinnamon, curry powder, turmeric, uh... can't remember the rest offhand but I did a post about it in the food section and listed all the ingredients when I made it. It will definitely be going on my "keep" list.

    And it's relatively low calorie (recipe from Spark People, in fact) so that's another plus. But the aroma... my my! (If you look it up at Spark, they're spelling it "Keema"... it's Pakistani.. either spelling is accepted.)
     
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    One other thing about that, @Ruby Begonia ... if you do look it up on Spark People, there are alternatives in the comments and I always read those. Someone said they use sweet potato instead of regular potato, so that's what I did... bought one of those pre-washed sweet potatoes and peeled/diced it and then cooked it for about 22 minutes. (didn't want to make mush by baking it.) It was great with the sweet potato and I'm very glad I didn't use regular potato.

    I had leftovers of it tonight and it's still as good as it was a few nights ago. :) I also have some of it frozen... it's very filling and makes a nice amount.
     
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    When I started high school, I ate lunch in the cafeteria exactly one time. After the first day, I learned that we didn't have to eat lunch in the cafeteria because our high school was not a closed campus. Like many others, I would walk a couple of blocks to a restaurant in downtown Stephenson, Michigan, where they pre-prepared a large quantity of hamburgers and french fries. There were no special orders and no waiting. Nothing else was available in the time that we had for lunch, but they were big and they were good, and with a huge order of the best fries that I can remember ever having. There would be a long line but it was a fast moving one. Some days, I didn't eat lunch at all, but most days I ate downtown.
     
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    I remember when French fries were actually made from real sliced up potatoes, and not processed potatoes then formed into strips and made into fries.
    For me, there is just a whole world of difference in the taste.
    I occasionally have fries; but even when I drown them in ketchup, they are just not the same as real ones are.
    We sometimes go to Frizzles and have cheeseburgers and fries.
    They are a fast food place here, and on Tuesday, they have Seniors Day, and our meal is just $2.99 each. We get a cheeseburger deluxe, French fries, drink, and ice cream cup for dessert. You just can't beat the price for all of that food, so that is our indulgence once or twice a month.

    Your story reminds me of when I worked at Subway, @Ken Anderson . It was when I lived in Idaho, and the Subway was next to the high school.
    We would have a line way outside the building of the kids coming in. Subway had a small sandwich and the kids would get that with the small drink and chips, and that would be their lunch. Almost none of them got anything besides mayo or mustard on the sandwich; so it was fast and easy for us to make, and we always had extra help for the noon hours (11-1).
     
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    Good fries don't need ketchup. I might use it, but it doesn't need it.
     
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    My friends and I never set foot in the school cafeteria. The Famous café was just across the street from school. They were famous for their chili but we usually ate hamburgers and fries.

    You can still find their chili in stores today with the brand names Famous or Four Star chili.

    Back to French fries, we rarely eat them and when we do we cook them ourselves. I have some cut up potatoes in the freezer from last years garden. Hmmm, hamburgers and fries just might be on my menu soon.
     
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    I don't eat a lot of fries anymore but I sometimes make a small amount of them here at home, from real potatoes.
     
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    Wow that is a whole lot of fries illustrated by the OP. As for myself, I love french fries even if I know they aren't the most healthiest things to eat. I especially like curly fries. I agree that certain types of fries including these don't need ketchup to be flavorful.
     
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    ....we was robbed!
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    That sounds so nice! My school was in the middle of small-town nowhere and no such thing was available... well, no need for it actually since there were no restaurants in town... at least not near my school. :)

    So I had to eat in the cafeteria. Sometimes that was an exciting prospect and something to look forward to... but then there were the days when we had things like "Hamburger, Peas, and Gravy." Oh my goodness, just the thought of that stuff made me gag. BUT years later, guess what? I started missing it and tried to make it on my own. We liked it and I *still* make it once every few months.
     
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    Speaking of fries... and the fact that @Yvonne Smith mentioned ketchup, what do ya'll like on your fries? For me it's always been ketchup mostly *but* I've been liking horsey sauce on them, too. There's horsey sauce that's nice and mild, and that's what I like but the last time I bought some, it was a different brand, and whooooeeeee that stuff is heavy on the horseradish! :eek:

    Another option is vinegar like they put on fries at fairs and carnivals. For some reason, although I like it a lot at those places, I have never done it that way at home... well now that I'm thinking of it, I believe it's not just "vinegar" so I misspoke... it's malt vinegar, right? I really don't know exactly what that is or how it's different from regular vinegar, but pretty sure I've heard that term being used.

    Anything else that you put on fries? (Straight-up fries, I mean, not like covering them with chili.) ;)
     
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    I don't put anything on my fries but when I lived in Hungary and went to the McDonalds there, mayo was used instead of ketchup.
     
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    My wife uses mayo on fries, and I think that's so strange.
     
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    I can take this a step further... I have only done it a couple of times, but I have a fry dipping sauce recipe that I found online.. it mixes ketchup and mayo. Can't remember if there's a third ingredient or not... and it's *good!* It was just called a simple "Fry Dipping Sauce." :D
     
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    I've mixed ketchup and mayo before. My late husband liked fried egg sandwiches with one bread spread with mayo and the other with ketchup.

    @Ken Anderson , although I don't eat my fries with mayo, I don't think its strange. Mayo is my favorite condiment.
     
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    For things that "normal" people might use mayonnaise for, such as BLTs, I prefer Miracle Whip. To me, mayonnaise tastes like Miracle Whip that has been left out in the sun too long. Although I usually opt for horseradish, mustard or something along those lines, I sometimes have hamburgers with Miracle Whip, tomatoes, and lettuce and, for that, I can tolerate mayonnaise, but prefer Miracle Whip.
     
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    I like ketchup on fries. Sometimes I'll mix Tabasco sauce with the ketchup. I like horseradish sauce on some things but not on fries. None of the commercial horseradish sauces I've tried had much horseradish in them until I tried wasabi. Now you can taste the horseradish in that stuff. It'll clear your sinuses too.
     
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    You are NOT kidding there, Sheldon! Oh my... I'm remembering my first taste of wasabi. Good gracious, I thought I'd have to call the paramedics. I was new to the world of sushi (love love love it now!) and I assumed that the "pretty green stuff" was to pile on top of the piece of sushi.

    Yes, "pile on top." So... well it sure was pretty, and that's exactly what I did. I'd swallowed before I knew what it was going to do to me. Lesson learned... in spades. My goodness.

    I still use it, and it's still pretty :p but a weeeee little dab'll do me now.
     
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    I've never had sushi and don't expect to but I do like wasabi.
     
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    :oops:I like fries and try to make it healthy by baking them instead of frying them at home. Now with all the deals at McDonalds McPic 2 for $2 or Burger King's 5 for $4 and Wendy's .99 menu (I love their chili) it's so hard not to get fries from a fast food that' so hot and good! There goes my cholesterol levels!!!:confused:
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    Wouldn't those be called bakes instead of fries?:p
     
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